These Are Some of the Best Food and Wine Adventures in Europe, According to the Experts

Travel + Leisure's A-List advisors can guide travelers to some of the most memorable and sought-after culinary experiences in Europe.

Two men walk in a vineyard in Austria
Walking the vines in Burgenland, Austria. Photo:

Philipp Horak

Ready to eat and drink your way around Europe? Expert advisors from Travel + Leisure’s A-List can plan a trip meal by meal, whether in a sunny vineyard in Austria or 18 feet below the surface of the ocean in Norway.

Here’s a closer look at the culinary experiences to bookmark this year, throughout the Continent and into the Caucasus, as selected by the expert travel advisors on T+L's A-List.


Vintner Heidi Schröck
Winery proprietor Heidi Schröck.

Philipp Horak

“I work directly with Heidi Schröck, one of the few women vintners in the country’s Burgenland region. Visitors love to walk the vineyards near the shore of Lake Neusiedl and hear her stories. You can taste so many varieties, like welschriesling, furmint, gelber muskateller, and blaufränkisch. But the focus isn’t on the winery itself — no one needs more lessons in production or barrel types. It’s a discovery of local winemakers who may not have large exports but do this because of tradition and love of the process. It’s a much more personal way to experience the wines.” — Gwen Kozlowski,

Denmark and Norway

Two photos from underground restaurant Under, in Norway, showing the exterior and a water view window
At Norway’s Under (left), guests view the watery depths through a 36-foot-long window (right).

From left;  Inger Marie Grini/Bo Bedre Norge; Ivar Kvaal

“More and more people are booking entire one- to two-week trips based around coveted reservations like Under, a restaurant submerged 18 feet in the North Sea in Lindesnes, Norway. I’m also building trips around a visit to Roks, in the Faroe Islands — and, as always, Noma, in Copenhagen.” — Melissa Lee,


Photos of cheesy bread and stuffed dumplings
A Georgian dinner of khachapuri and khinkali.

Alexander Spatari/Getty Images

“Tbilisi is one of my favorite places to eat. If you want traditional food, you can get khinkali, or soup dumplings; lobio, a hearty bean stew; and khachapuri, a warm, cheese-filled bread. Iasamani, which opened in the Sololaki neighborhood last year, serves lighter versions of classic dishes like pkhali, vegetables blended with walnuts and spices. I like the grape-juice tart with quince, which is a play on churchkhela, a string of walnuts coated in thickened grape juice and dried in the sun. (They’re known as Georgian Snickers.) And I always suggest Bina 37. They make their own wine using traditional earthenware amphorae.” — Jay Ternavan,


Pair of photos showing stuffed tomato and zucchini fritter dishes being cooked in Greece
At Kabones Estate, in Greece, guests stuff tomatoes (left) and cook zucchini fritters over an open fire (right).

From left: John Koukouzis; Mark Borton

“One of my favorite things to book for travelers is a class in wood-fired cooking at Kabones Estate, on the island of Naxos, in the Cyclades. First you visit the Kouros of Flerio, an unfinished 21-foot-long fallen statue carved in the sixth century B.C. Then you go to the family farm, run by Maria Polikreti, which dates to the 16th century and still has no electricity, so everything is made over the fire. You might make zucchini and tomato fritters, slow-roasted lamb with potatoes in a lemon and herb sauce, stuffed grape leaves, and flatbread, served with feta. Anthony Bourdain had lunch with the family when he filmed there for Parts Unknown.” — Petros Zissimos,


Two women carrying a crate of grapes in a vineyard
Harvesting Sangiovese grapes at Castiglion del Bosco, in Italy.

Courtesy of Castiglion del Bosco

“To truly enjoy fall Italian-style, why not try your hand at the vendemmia, or wine harvest? If you stay at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, in Montalcino, Tuscany, you can spend a day clipping Sangiovese Grosso vines, then enjoy a tasting accompanied by cheeses and cured meats. For something more hands-off, head north to Asti, in the Piedmont region, and check out the Douja d’Or, the wine fair held every September.” — Joyce Falcone,


Pair of photos showing a countryside picnic and detail of a cocktail being made
Activities at São Lourenço do Barrocal estate, in Portugal, include gourmet picnics (left) and mixology classes (right).

From left: Ash James; Jorge Vieira

“Travelers are asking for stays at farms and wine hotels in the countryside. They appreciate being away from the big cities and enjoying a relaxed dinner that can stretch two to three hours. At São Lourenço do Barrocal, you can take a cocktail class and make drinks with gin or acorn liqueur, adding lemons, oranges, and herbs like basil or mint grown on the estate. You can also walk the ‘olive trail’ — where some trees are more than a thousand years old — before an olive-oil tasting.” — Gonçalo Correia,

A version of this story first appeared in the September 2022 issue of Travel + Leisure under the headline “Future Flavors.”

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